Events - All Upcoming
A Granville Island community tradition: Get ready to cheer! See map for parade route.
1:30pm – 2pm Starting at Ocean Construction and ending at Ron Basford Park.
Show Canada some love!
Kids, come down to the dock and try out one of our mini Olympic style boats. Find out more about our exciting summer programs for kids and youth.
False Creek Racing Canoe Club.
$20 per skein of yarn
Mini drop-in workshop to hand-dye your own yarn! All supplies provided.
Required time for each participant is 30-60 minutes.
The free Canada Day Kayak Demonstration is an excellent opportunity to try your hand at paddling. Friendly, professional staff are on hand to guide you through your first paddling experience, pass
Come enjoy freshly boiled lobster
10am -3:30pm (while quantities last), The Lobster Man, Mast Tower Road
Come get arty with the Federation of Canadian Artists for Canada Day 2016. Decorate a maple leaf and stick it to the pop-up mural on our outer gallery walls.
Celebrate Canada Day with Make!
Draw cartoon faces at Vancouver Animation School’s interactive cartoon face challenge. The whole family can create comic sketches in 1-3 minutes!
Come out and meet our dynamic dragons, Beatrice and Brutus, who will be roaming Granville Island in celebration of Canada Day.
Witness one-of-a-kind local and international talent in unique outdoor locations. If you enjoy what you see, please be generous.
10am – 8pm See map for locations
Noon – 5pm, Picnic Pavilion
Noon – 1pm
Have your face painted with funky colours and designs!
10am – 5pm Railspur Alley
Granville Island’s Water Park
Still the best way to cool down on a hot Canada Day.
10:00am – 6:00pm
Mortal Coil’s spectacular stilt horses and daring disco queens are back with their brilliance.
Get your Maple Leaf tattoo at the Canada Day Tattoo Centre.
10am – 5pm Between False Creek Community Centre and Arts Umbrella, Cartwright Street & Railspur Alley (West)
Little Paws Agility Shows: 11am, 1pm & 3pm | FREE
Pick up a free flag and pin from many of our Granville Island merchants.
10am – 6pm All over Granville Island
Experience a diverse array of BC’s finest in artisan created craft and food! Everything here is made in BC, Vancouver or Granville Island! Truly a home-grown shopping experience.
Special Canada Day donuts! Come and see what creation the chefs at Lee’s have dreamed up this year.
9am – 7pm Lee’s Donuts, Public Market
9am – 7pm Muffin Granny, Public Market
Live music, colourful bazaar and mouth-watering food from around the world. A plethora of hand-crafted artisan crafts and clothing.
Leave the car behind!
9am – 9pm Ocean Construction, Johnston Street Sponsored by Ocean Construction
courtesy of CMHC–Granville Island and the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
The Vancouver International Jazz Festival will animate Granville Island for ten days from June 24 - July 3.
THE TOTALLY RAD MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE ’80S
“Seriously silly, absurdly enjoyable arena-rock musical” —The New York Times
The Vancouver Biennale has transformed a Granville Island industrial landmark into a gigantic work of public art!
With its two slides and multiple sprays and fountains the Granville Island Waterpark is a Vancouver favourite!
Granville Island, in conjunction with BEST Bicycle Valet, is offering a free bike lock-up service, weekends during the summer!